It's time to celebrate the Fourth of July with some rockets in the sky. Many communities in the Canton area are planning Independence Day festivities.
Meanwhile, legislation signed by Gov. Mike DeWine last year revamped the state's fireworks law after a years-long push by the industry to legalize them. Ohio previously allowed consumers to use only sparklers and a handful of other pyrotechnics, and anything else had to be taken out of state within 48 hours of purchase.
The new rules go into effect July 1.
Here's a look at organized fireworks celebrations happening across the region:
The city opted to cancel its downtown fireworks display.
Fireworks will begin at dusk Monday at Silver Park, 2930 S. Union Ave. Rain date is July 5.
The City of Champions Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks will be Sunday at the Duncan Plaza Amphitheater, 121 Lincoln Way E. New Wave Nation will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m.
The celebration begins with the Li'l Miss Liberty and Li'l Uncle Sam pageant at 6 p.m. on the plaza. Youths ages 3 to 8 are eligible. No preregistration is necessary. All youth participants will receive a small gift, and winners are to be awarded a crown or hat.
Several food trucks will be parked on areas adjacent to Duncan Plaza.
The North Canton Jaycees' annual July Fourth Parade, community celebration and fireworks display will be Monday. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run along Seventh Street NE to Main Street to Harmon Street SW before ending at North Canton Middle School, 605 Fair Oaks Ave. SW.
The family-friendly community celebration will begin at 5 p.m. at 525 Seventh St. NE and feature live music, food vendors, a 50/50 raffle and children's activities, including face painting. The Scenic Route band will perform at 7 p.m.
The North Canton YMCA July 4th Race will begin at the YMCA at 7:45 a.m. Register at www.July4Race.com. Wheelchair participants will have a separate starting time.
A Monumental Fourth Independence Day entertainment and fireworks will be held Monday at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Drive NW.
McKinley National Memorial grounds will open at 7 p.m., with entertainment to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Canton Bluecoats and the Bluecoats Alumni Corps will perform a concert on the steps of the McKinley monument before the fireworks. The fireworks will begin at about 9:50 p.m. next to the monument.
Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Monday at Southside Park, located between West Texas Avenue and West Georgia Avenue. New Wave Nation will perform at 7 p.m.
Food vendors and family activities will start at 5 p.m. Monday north of the Kinney Building on Burbank Road between Highland and Oldman roads at the soccer complex. Fireworks will begin at the corner of Burbank and Oldman roads at 10 p.m.
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This article originally appeared on The Repository: Where are the Fourth of July fireworks shows in Stark County?